Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt, former San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane; businessman Jeff Burum and former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin, left to right, stand before Judge Brian McCarville in August, 2011 (Kurt Miller/Staff Photographer)

Published: 31 October 2012 – 04:41 PM

A long-awaited appellate court decision has been reached in the so-called Colonies corruption case in San Bernardino County. In the mixed ruling issued Wednesday, Oct. 31, it appeared the defendants largely prevailed in efforts to sustain a judge’s dismissal of some charges against them.

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